A DeKalb County man has been indicted on Federal gun charges.
Sheriff Patrick Ray says 33 year old Troy Perkins of Mountain View Drive ,Smithville was indicted on October 3rd for being a convicted felon in possession of a fire arm.
The indictment states that "On or about April 19th, 2007, in the Middle District of Tennessee, Troy Perkins, having previously been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm, to wit, a : Mossberg model 500A 12 gauge shotgun, Marlin model 60 .22 caliber rifle, Marlin model Glenfield 60 .22 caliber rifle, Winchester model 1200 12 gauge shotgun, Marlin model 336 30-30 caliber rifle, Stevens model 110 30-06 caliber rifle, Taurus model PT92 .9 mm pistol, Smith and Wesson model 66 .357 caliber revolver, Smith and Wesson model 40ve .40 caliber pistol. In violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g) (1) and 924.
The DeKalb County Board of Education is making plans for a school building program to meet existing and future space and curriculum needs.
Under consideration is a proposal to build a new high school for grades 9 to 12, renovate the existing high school making it into the new location for DeKalb Middle school for grades 5-8, make renovations and additions to DeKalb West School, make Northside Elementary a school for grades 2 to 4, and make Smithville Elementary a school for Pre-K and first grade. The total project cost is between $34-million and $40-million dollars.
Members of the school board met in a workshop session Thursday night, prior to the regular meeting, with Mike Brock, David Brown, and Pam Huddleston of Kaatz, Binkley, Jones, and Morris Architects, Incorporated. The company has two locations, one in Mount Juliet and another in Knoxville.
Natural gas customers could see lower home heating costs this winter
Les Enoch, CEO of Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, told WJLE Thursday that prices have stabilized. "There is good news for winter heating bills. Natural gas prices have stabilized and if the weather is about the same as last year, gas bills should be about 4% lower."
"The District has made a concerted effort to stabilize prices for our customers benefit and we believe we've been successful. The District's cost of gas has stabilized as a result of several factors, including favorable purchasing strategies, abundant storage, and increased production activity. A significant portion of our winter supply is already in storage. We are currently 95% full and the price is lower than last year. This helps all of us and of course we're passing the savings along to our customers."
In addition to the farmers, the early freeze and the summer drought has hit the nursery business hard and many nurserymen are hoping to cash in on federal crop insurance.
However, according to the growers, crop insurance only covers dead plants. So while a row-crop farmer can till under a brown field of soybeans, nurserymen must wait, and even if damaged plants survive, growers say consumers would not likely pay full price for them.
U.S. Senator Bob Corker heard from some nurserymen Tuesday during his town hall meeting in Smithville.
Congress has declared the entire state an agriculture disaster area, but that only qualifies those enrolled in the federal crop insurance program for low-interest loans, and many don't want to take on more debt.
The DeKalb County High School Tiger golf team shot a 322 on Wednesday, the second and final day of the Class A-AA State Tournament, and finished third out of the eight-team field.
Tiger sophomore, Payne Denman, meanwhile, shot a 76 on Wednesday, and finished with a 147, good enough for a tie for fourth place among individual medalists. Goodpasture's Joe David, the leader after the first day of tournament play, maintained his lead on day two, and finished with a 135 to win the event by two strokes over Dylan Waters of David Lipscomb.
Lipscomb, meanwhile, captured the team State Tournament title, with a two-day score of 599. University School of Jackson, which held a four stroke lead over Lipscomb after Tuesday's play, ended up in second place, with a team score of 609.
DeKalb County Schools’ Special Education Department in partnership with The Arc of Tennessee’s Project LINK (Leaders In Education Networking for Kids) and, Family Voices of Tennessee and the SIG (State Improvement Grant), are proud to present “Navigating the Maze” with Julie Sullivan.
Families who have children with special health care needs, disabilities are invited to come learn how to navigate the different related systems in Tennessee. The training will happen from 6 to 8 pm, Tuesday, October 23 at DeKalb County High School.
U.S. Senator Bob Corker has proposed legislation to make health care more affordable.
Corker held a town hall meeting Tuesday in Smithville and discussed health care among other issues. "Our Census Bureau says there are 800,000 Tennesseans today that don't have health insurance. It also says we have about 47-million Americans at any one point and time, not everyone at once, that do not have health insurance. I know those numbers are disputed all the time and it doesn't matter. The point is there's a lot of people in our country that don't have health insurance and I think it's one of the major issues that those of us who have the privilege of serving in the capacity that I do, need to deal with. I think we have a moral obligation to deal with that issue."
Curves® of Smithville, part of the world’s largest franchisor of fitness clubs, and DeKalb Community Hospital today announced they will be teaming up for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser during October Breast Cancer Awareness month to create awareness of breast cancer and to raise funds to help eliminate it. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States.
Curves of Smithville has plenty of ways for everyone to get involved. New members who join between October 8 and 20 will pay only $25 for their membership down payment when they show proof of a current mammogram or report doing regular doctor check ups. Curves is also accepting donations to the American Cancer Society that can be made to validate a survivor or in memory of a loved one who has fallen to cancer.
What should you do if there's a fire in your home? Get Out!
The State Fire Marshal's Office reminds Tennesseans that preparing for a home fire in advance greatly increases a family's chance of survival. That means having an escape plan and practicing it.
Fire death is a serious problem in Tennessee and the State continually ranks among the five worst in fire death rate nationwide. Governor Bredesen has officially proclaimed October as Fire Prevention and Safety Month.
Here are some helpful tips to prepare for a home fire:
· Develop a plan. Draw a floor plan of all levels of the house; find the two best escape routes from each room; make sure each route is unobstructed and if it involves climbing through windows, make sure they are operable; review the plan with your spouse and children.
A 24 year old man was arrested by Smithville Police Saturday, charged with aggravated burglary, public intoxication, and evading arrest.
Chief Richard Jennings says Gabino Garcia Rosa of 530 Miller Road allegedly broke into the apartment residence of Bridget Annette Brock at 211 West Main Street and then fled in an attempt to escape.
The case was investigated by Officers Joey Jones and Matt Holmes.
According to the Affidavit of Complaint, Smithville Police Officers were at the Brock residence at 211 West Main Street on a burglary call and obtained a description of the suspect. The man was later seen on Market Street and when an officer yelled at him, he ran, but was later found at 303 South College Street, where he was arrested.
Rosa is accused of entering the Brock residence by unlocking the door through a broken window without the owner's consent with intent to commit a felony.
Rosa will be in General Sessions Court on the charges October 18th.